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Touring Program

Grants to Montreal, Quebec Arts Nonprofits, Collectives,
and Individual Artists for Touring Performances

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Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM)

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Grants to Montreal, Quebec nonprofit arts organizations, artists collectives, and individual artists to present touring performances in the areas of circus arts, dance, film or video, literature, media arts, music, new artistic practices, theatre, and visual arts. Funding is intended to encourage innovation and increase the visibility of local artists. Always on the lookout for innovative projects, the touring program supports works that reflect creativity, cultural diversity and emerging practices.

Since 1983, the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée has supported the dissemination of the arts throughout the Montreal Island, thereby allowing artistic companies and collectives to increase their visibility. Each year, this program presents roughly 450 works, making it the city’s largest tour. It extends the life of recent works, diversifies audiences and enriches the programs of municipal presenters.

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GrantWatch ID#: 174211

Term of Contract:

The CAM Touring Program takes place from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. The grant is one-time and non-recurrent.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:


The program is designed for professional organizations working in the circus arts, dance, digital arts, film and video, literature, music, new artistic practices, theater, and visual arts.

Legal status and conditions:
-Must be a duly constituted nonprofit organization or artist cooperative that does not distribute dividends;
-Must be based on the Island of Montreal;
-Must have a board of directors composed primarily of Canadian citizens or landed immigrants;
-Must have the principal mission of creating, producing and presenting artistic activities, or of uniting and representing artists and/or cultural workers from a specific discipline or multidisciplinary sector;
-Must meet the definition of a professional organization.

Artists (collectives):

This program is also intended for collectives composed of professional artists working in the circus arts, dance, digital arts, film and video, literature, music, new artistic practices, theater, and visual arts.

Members of a collective are defined as those whose artistic actions have a direct impact on the creations/productions of the group as a whole.

Legal status and conditions:
-Must be represented by an application supervisor;
-Must be composed of professional artists as defined by the Conseil;
-Must be a group of artists, regardless of number;
-Two-thirds of the group’s members must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, while members residing outside Canada may not exceed one-third;
-The majority of the group’s members (50% + 1), including the application supervisor, must have resided on the Island of Montreal for at least one year.

Artists (individuals):

This program is also intended for individual artists (sponsored by a service organization) working in the circus arts, dance, digital arts, film and video, literature, music, new artistic practices, theater, and visual arts.

Legal status and conditions:
-Must be based on the Island of Montreal;
-Must be sponsored by a service organization with a support mandate, headquartered on the Island of Montreal;
-Must be a professional artist as defined by the Conseil;


Organizations, artists (collectives), individual artists
-Collectives and organizations that do not meet the general eligibility requirements;
-Individual artists who are not sponsored by a service organization;
-Collectives wishing to act as presenters or producers of festivals and events;
-Public organizations, para-public government organizations, and municipal corporations.

-Works that have not yet been produced and presented at the time of application.

-Organizations and collectives working exclusively in the fields of variety, song or humor.
-Incomplete applications;
-Applications received after the deadline.


The program is intended for the remounting of works. To be eligible, the proposed work must have been presented by the organization, collective or individual artist sponsored by a service organization prior to the application deadline.

Specific eligibility requirements:
-Only one application per year may be submitted to the touring program, with the exception of the film sector, where the maximum is 10 works (films or documentaries);
-Service organizations whose mandate is to assist artists may sponsor two individual artists per year, and thus submit two different tour proposals;
-Artist collectives composed primarily of persons working in another collective may not submit more than one grant application per year;
-The supervisor of the collective may submit only one application, even if he or she works for other collectives;
-Each new application from a collective must be submitted by the same representative of the group.

Pre-Application Information:

In 2018, applications for the program will be submitted on the ORORA portal. The application opens at the beginning of August 2018. After September 15, applications will not be processed, and incomplete applications will be automatically rejected.

After the application deadline, a period of 12 to 14 weeks is required to process the application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Should you have any difficulties with the online application, please contact the Conseil at:


Gaëlle Gerbe-Raynaud, Coordinator, Touring Program
(514) 280-3628

Taïs Fleury-Berthiaume, Project Manager, Touring Program and Residencies
(514) 280-3584

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Canada: Quebec